Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Ideas
Surrounded by beautiful parkland and carefully manicured gardens, Prestwold Hall is a Grade I listed stately home. You’ll find it standing proudly in the heart of Leicestershire Wolds, and this one-of-a-kind wedding venue awaits you and your love story.
With its prime location and gardens that’ll make your heart flutter, it’s no wonder that many couples opt for a romantic outdoor wedding ceremonyat this venue, embracing the space on offer at Prestwold Hall. So, if the thought of an outdoor wedding ceremony in the sunshine takes your fancy, discover our favourite ways to add the wow factor….
Fully licensed for marriage, all outdoor wedding ceremonies take place in our Georgian gazebo. Set amid gardens that are full of vibrant blooms and exotic plants, it really does offer a truly special setting for you to say, ‘I Do’. You’ll be spoilt with sweeping views across the park, creating a relaxed yet romantic feel for your spring or summer ceremony.
Freshly cut flowers adorn the walls of the gazebo, but you can take this an extra step by making the most of the summer posies and creating a floral archway. The entrance of the gazebo always looks utterly magical adorned with foliage and big, blousy blooms. Flowers are incredibly versatile too, and can be adapted to suit your theme, colour scheme or style.
If you want nothing but elegance for your outdoor wedding ceremony, why not drape soft organza curtains from the gazebo entrance? Pale cream or white material would look exquisite against the contrast of foliage and greenery, and they’ll gracefully float if there is a light wind.
For couples who want to give their big day a bohemian vibe, consider lining the aisle with your very own boho-inspired ‘red carpet’. Antique-style rugs will add a touch of eccentricity to your outdoor wedding style and will look fabulous lined along the aisle. Swap traditional ceremony chairs for long wooden benches for a completely coordinated look.
Why not give your summer wedding ceremony at Prestwold Hall a Mediterranean makeover? Line the aisle with terracotta potted herbs, olive plants and greenery for a rustic, earthy feel. You could even offer your guests mini hessian bags with herb seeds as alternative wedding favours, while handfuls of olive leaves make for eco-friendly wedding confetti.
Let’s talk about your wedding chairs! There are oodles of lovely ways to transform even the simplest of chairs for your outdoor wedding ceremony. Firstly, you want to make sure your ceremony sets the scene for the rest of your celebration and venue décor. If you’re dreaming of an elegant country garden wedding, handtied blooms will look lovely hanging on the chairs that line the aisle. For those who want rustic romance for their wedding day, a small wicker heart tied with a simple ivory ribbon will look very sweet.
Wedding signs are a must-have for any outdoor wedding ceremony and not only do they look gorgeous, they’re helpful too. They can direct your guests around the venue, inform them of your timeline or can even politely advise your guests that you will be having an unplugged ceremony. They provide a personal touch and can even be a DIY task if you’re a crafty couple.
Every outdoor wedding ceremony that takes place at Prestwold Hall is beautiful, so come along and see it for yourself. Book a viewing for a look around our luxury wedding venue in Loughborough and tell us all about your wedding day plans!